Alex Roque

Writer By Night

Wandering Wednesday – Santorini!


“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Holy crap, NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow! Are you guys ready? I don’t know if I am, but I am going to jump in anyway, trying to write a whole new story. I hope my boys don’t get too mad. ;)

Also, Happy Halloween! This is one of my favorite holidays, because I love dressing up. This year I morphed three costumes into one to make a steampunk pirate outfit. And I felt like it was a huge success! More pics soon, here is a sneak peek for now.

Now, onto Santorini! I loved this little island. We had to take a boat from the ship to get to shore, and another possible mode of transportation to get up the island is to ride the donkeys.

We had to get up there.

What makes Santorini really interesting is the shape of the island. What exists today is what remains after a volcanic explosion on the island, so it used to be much bigger. Wikipedia has an awesome 3D model of what is left of Santorini here.

And even more exciting for me is that some theorize that the Thera eruption [one of the largest in recorded history] is the source of the legend of the lost city of Atlantis. *flails*

A view of the island from the top!

On Santorini, we went to a small winery on the island that had a wine I am kicking myself for not buying, because I thought I could find it here. So far, I haven’t. So if you know where I can get it, please let me know!

I miss you, Vinsanto :(

After the winery, we drove to Fira, which is the main city, to walk around and sight see. The houses reminded me so much of the stereotypical Greek houses that I always thought of when I imagined Greece.

One interesting fact about the architecture here though is that some houses are built into the rock, because it provides great insulation for either hot or cold weather.

Pretty much this whole house is in the rock

We stopped at a small restaurant to get some ice cream to cool off. It was piled high with fruit and delicious.


We got our receipt and had to crack the joke…


To get off the island, we took the small…carriages? I’m not sure what the right term is, but it was slightly terrifying.


Santorini seemed like a very relaxing place, and I would have loved to have spent more time there. And drank more wine.


2 thoughts on “Wandering Wednesday – Santorini!

  1. Thanks for the warm photos. Cheers from Alaska

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